China's terra cotta warriors to come to the Twin Cities

Dozens of items from China's First Emperor's burial site, including 10 terra cotta warriors and horses, will be on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art next fall.
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Dozens of items from China's First Emperor's burial site, including 10 terra cotta warriors and horses, will be on display at the Minneapolis Institute of Art next fall.

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